Van Halen: A Different Kind Of Truth Guitar Tab Songbook Released

Alfred Music Publishing releases A Different Kind of Truth, the album-matching songbook to Van Halen's first studio album since 1998.

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Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases A Different Kind of Truth, the album-matching songbook to Van Halen's first studio album since 1998, and the first since 1984 with lead vocalist David Lee Roth.

A Different Kind of Truth contains authentic note-for-note guitar TAB transcriptions of every song on the album for the most discriminating hard rock fan and Van Halen aficionado. Titles include many instant classics, including "Tattoo," a Billboard Hard Rock Single chart topper and iTunes No. 1 rock song bestseller in the US and abroad. The songbook contains a helpful guitar TAB glossary for reference and to help guitarists play the songs just as the band recorded them.

A Different Kind of Truth is an album that Van Halen fans have waited almost 30 years for, and is garnering both commercial and critical success. The album entered the US Billboard 200 at No. 2, selling nearly 200,000 copies in its first six days of release. Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone Magazine says, "Van Halen's heard you missed us, we're back' album is not only the most long-awaited reunion joint in the history of reunion joints, it isagainst all reasonable expectationsa real Van Halen album." The album release is a full-on return to the unabashed rock god glory of Eddie's supernatural guitar and David Lee Roth's impeccable front man personaall of which has been captured in the carefully transcribed guitar TAB songbook.

A Different Kind of Truth (00-39367) is now available for $21.99 at music retail stores and at


  • Tattoo
  • She's the Woman
  • You and Your Blues
  • China Town
  • Blood and Fire
  • Bullethead
  • As Is
  • Honeybabysweetiedoll
  • The Trouble with Never
  • Outta Space
  • Stay Frosty
  • Big River
  • Beats Workin'

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      As Is has one of the oddest tunings I've ever come across. Everything is tuned UP half a step from standard, and the low E is tuned to B. Amazes me how Ed comes up with half the shit that he does.